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Artist Unknown, Flake identified by Boucher de Perthes, France, ca. 500,000-30,000 Jan. 27-Apr. 28 First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone at the Nasher Sculpture Center is the first museum exhibition to present ancient handaxes and figure stones as works of art. Traditionally understood as the longest-used tool in human history, with examples dating back more than 2 million years, some handaxes are equally fascinating for their non-utilitarian, aesthetic qualities. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org.

Texas Discovery GardensJan. 27 Tired of winter's bleakness? Brighten up your life at the Travel to the Tropics Festival at the Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The festival puts a spotlight on the mood-lifting colors found in many of the butterflies inside Texas Discovery Gardens. Crafts for the kids, and close-up encounters with butterflies, are part of this event exploring the tropical countries our winged friends come from on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included with admission to the Texas Discovery Gardens. Information: txdg.org.

Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series for all ages that features award-winning authors and acclaimed performers. Hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art, the series is noted for its creative, interdisciplinary programming - combining literature with visual arts, music and film. Coming up:
Jan. 27 Selected Shorts: For Better and For Worse: Tales of Marriage. As one of the premier reading series in New York City, Selected Shorts comes to the Dallas Museum of Art with an evening of funny, moving, romantic, and surreal tales filled with unexpected twists and turns. Michael Cerveris reads "The Dummy" by Susan Sontag, Jane Kaczmarek reads "Hat Trick" by Edith Pearlman, and Maria Tucci reads "The Enormous Radio" by John Cheever. Location: Horchow Auditorium, DMA.
Feb. 3 Jojo Moyes. New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes returns with Still Me, a continuation of the story of Louisa Clark, the bright, inquisitive, and well-loved heroine of Me Before You and After You. Moyes, a two-time winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, has also been nominated for Book of the Year at the UK Galaxy Book Awards, and her works have been translated into 43 languages. Location: Horchow Auditorium, DMA.
The museum is at 1717 N. Harwood St. Information: www.dma.org.

Through Feb. 23 The Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents Exhumed, a solo exhibition by Art Garcia. Exhumed lures viewers with beautiful, seductive wood sculptures and installations, exposing a microcosm of society's senseless violence. Thus, opening the conversation of social responsibilities. Exhumed will be on view from Jan. 20 through Feb. 23 at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Boulevard. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Information: www.facebook.com/OakCliffCulturalCenter.

Through Feb. 25 Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016) is one of artist Yayoi Kusama's signature Infinity Mirror Rooms. This installation is the first mirror pumpkin room created by Kusama since 1991, and the only Infinity Mirror Room of its kind in a North American collection. Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins focuses the reflective chamber on a series of acrylic yellow gourds covered in black polka dots, one of Kusama's frequently used symbols. Visitors will step inside the mirrored space and fully immerse themselves in Kusama's creation, becoming part of the art. The Dallas Museum of Art is at 1717 N. Harwood and is a short walk from St. Paul Station. It's also accessible by M-Line Trolley. Information: www.dma.org.

Through Mar. 24 JUNTXS: A Border Arts Symposium at the Latino Cultural Center invites new approaches to the borderlands through film, comics, printmaking and textiles. Artists Analise Minjarez and Sarita Westrup headline the exhibition with craft media and installation art that portrays their home on the Texas-Mexico border. JUNTXS also includes contemporary artworks by Teresita de la Torre, Caitlin Díaz, Zeke Peña and more. The Latino Cultural Center is at 2600 Live Oak St. in Dallas. Information: lcc.dallasculture.org.

Through May 6 The Journey to Space exhibition at the Perot Museum will take you as close to being in space as you can get without leaving Earth. It's an incredible and unforgettable hands-on, climb-aboard cosmic adventure of science fun and learning that you can't find anywhere else. You'll experience the sights, sounds, and smells on board an orbiting space station, and find out first-hand just what it takes to be an astronaut working in the hostile environment of space. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located at 2201 N. Field Street. Information: www.perotmuseum.org.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Le Divan Japonais, 1893, color lithograph, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Leon A. Harris, Jr. 1954.139 Through May 27 Whether depicting Paris's broad avenues or dazzling nightlife, painters, printmakers, and photographers were drawn to capturing everyday life in the city in the second half of the 19th century. Paris at the Turn of the Century features works on paper from the 1880s, 1890s, and early 1900s, drawn exclusively from the DMA's collection, that celebrate the French capital's beauty and dynamism, as well as its seedier and less glamorous aspects. The artists featured in the exhibiiton are Eugène Béjot, Pierre Bonnard, Félix Hilaire Buhot, Edgar Degas, Jean Louis Forain, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, Félix Vallotton, and Jacques Villon. The museum is at 1717 N. Harwood and is a short walk from St. Paul Station. It's also accessible by M-Line Trolley. Information: www.dma.org.

Through Dec. 2 Murillo at the Meadows: A 400th Anniversary Celebration. December of 2017 will witness the 400th birthday of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682), luminary of Golden Age Seville. The Meadows Museum is in possession of five of this star painter's works, more paintings by him than any other museum in the United States. This exhibition celebrates this painter by exhibiting the extraordinary holdings by Murillo at the Meadows together with paintings by his Sevillian contemporaries, thus resituating the artist within the artistic context with which he remains so intimately associated. The exhibition is at the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Boulevard on the SMU campus. Information: www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org.

Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie, Journey of the Human Spirit – The Emergence (Panel 1), 2001, Acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the Museum of Northern Arizona © Gene Balzer Through Dec. 2 Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit at the Dallas Museum of Art features a mural painting by Hopi artists Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie displayed for the first time outside of Arizona. The 48-foot-wide work was inspired by wall paintings preceding European contact, and it depicts the history of the Hopi people - from their mythic emergence, through the arrival of Europeans, to the rebirth of old traditions. The mural is complemented by ancient to contemporary objects from the DMA's collection. The museum is at 1717 N. Harwood St., a short walk from St. Paul Station. Information: www.dma.org.

Target First SaturdaysFeb. 3 Target First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center presents child-friendly programming from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and free admission for all until 5 p.m. Each month, families have the opportunity to focus on a "Big Idea," through a hands-on craft, take-home activity and a scavenger hunt. Discover and discuss each month's Big Idea on an interactive tour for the whole family. Exercise your detective skills to search the Nasher for art related to the month's Big Idea, and complete the hunt for a special prize. Express yourself by creating unique artworks connected to the month's Big Idea. Share in the joy of reading with storytellers from the Dallas Public Library. Join in the fun with an exciting, NasherKids Live! performance for families and young children. Live artist demos let you see how sculpture is made and feel the materials artists use at our live artist demos. Enjoy yoga with YogaSport among masterpieces of modern sculpture in the beautiful Nasher Garden. And when you're hungry, treat your little ones to kid-friendly NasherKids cuisine at Nasher Cafe.
Feb. 3 Big Idea: Architecture, Art Project: Paper Places
The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org.



The Perot Museum of Nature and Science The Perot Museum of Nature and Science offers dynamic experiences to stimulate curiosity in visitors of all ages. With 180,000 square feet of space, standing 170 feet tall (equivalent to an average 14-story building) the revolutionary Perot Museum extends beyond the typical "museum" perception. The extraordinary building and outdoor space serves as a living science lesson, offering provocative illustrations of engineering, technology and conservation. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located at 2201 N. Field Street. Information: www.perotmuseum.org.

Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete is at Crow Collection of Asian Art. This permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai showcases one of the Crow Collection's most recent and spectacular acquisitions - a complete set of samurai armor, one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world. The suit of armor was originally created for Abe Masayoshi (1700–1769), the daimyo (a powerful landholding ruler) of Bingo province from 1715 until his death. In addition to components crafted by the best metalsmiths of the day, the armor includes a hoshi kabuto, or traditional Japanese helmet, made by the renowned armorer Neo Masanobu. The Crow Collection of Asian Art is located at 2010 Flora St. Information: www.crowcollection.org.

Trinity River Audubon CenterFree Third Thursday Discover the Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Blvd. Admission to the center is free on the Third Thursday of every month. Enjoy activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your lunch, and enjoy the shady riverbend picnic site, overlooking the Trinity River. Information: 214-398-TRAC (8722) or tx.audubon.org.

Dallas Arts District First and Third Saturday of every month The Arts District Architecture Tour. Presented in partnership with the Dallas Center for Architecture, this 90-minute Dallas Arts District architecture walking tour is led by a trained tour guide and will examine buildings from the 1890's to the present day. You will explore the architectural detail of the District as well as the institutions, individuals and visionaries who are a part of this fascinating story. Tours are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the ceremonial entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art (Flora and Harwood). The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is held rain or shine. More information: www.dallasartsdistrict.org.

Visit www.dallascfa.com to make your reservation. Reservations and payment must be made in advance.


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